Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Day 2: Can I Mainline Red Bull?

Mmkay. I have NO IDEA how home school parents do it. We had a full day of active learning, and I am worn OUT.

We had friends with us today, and we started out with all four of them doing their five pages in their respective math workbooks. 

Then we moved onto science. We piled in the car and got the supplies we needed for our eggsperiment! We studied air pressure with the egg in a bottle trick! (All you need is a glass bottle with a medium sized opening, a peeled hard boiled egg and some wooden matches. Light 3 matches, drop them in the bottle, then immediately place the egg on top, skinny side down. The air in the bottle expands from the flame heat, then quickly cools, thus contracting, when the egg on the top snuffs out the oxygen for the fire, thus quickly dropping the air pressure inside the bottle. Then the external air pressure is greater than the air pressure in the bottle, so it pushes the egg inside! Pretty cool.) Then our little scientists wrote up what they observed.

Then we hit the KC Pool for lunch and a swim. After our friends went home, we worked on crafts (Ryan is making a floral mosaic and Zane wanted to make a cardboard "telescope."  Theb we got ready for Ryan's team soccer practice and Zane's baseball game. Whew! Long and fun day, but I am EXHAUSTED and very behind on housework. Oh well. Maybe tomorrow. . . 





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